MIS-C afflicted 15 kids with median age of 8 as Covid-19 surges in LA

    Los Angeles – Health officials are monitoring 15 young children identified as having a dangerous condition known as MIS-C.

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome is believed to be a post-covid illness.

    “As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to monitor for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that is affecting a number of children under 21 years of age across the country who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or has COVID-19. ”

    “To date, Public Health has identified 15 cases of MIS-C in LA County with a median age of 8 years, 7 months old. 

    “Forty percent of these cases were between ages of 0 and 5 years old,

    “40% were between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, and 20% were between the ages of 13 and 20 years old. The majority of cases (73%) were Latino/Latinx.  No reported cases have died.”

    “MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

     “Public Health is advising physicians to consider for MIS-C in patient children under 21 years old who present with the clinical presentation and to notify the department immediately of any cases.”

    Public Health confirmed 62 new deaths and 2,885 new cases of COVID-19.

    Over the last 48 hours there have been 7,477 new cases. 

    To date, 150,319 positive cases of COVID-19 have been across all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,047 deaths.

    Of the 62 new deaths, 45 people who died were over the age of 65 years old, 15 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.

    22 people had underlying health conditions including nine people over the age of 65 years old and 13 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

    One death was reported by the City of Long Beach.

    There are 2,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently hospitalized,

    “26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators.”

    “Data continues to show younger people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are being hospitalized at a higher rate than seen at any point in this pandemic. ”

    1,465,000 individuals were tested with 9% of all people testing positive.